From the very beginning, Parmarth has always been committed to providing for those in need. Whether it’s medical care for the sick, shelter for the homeless or food for the hungry, Parmarth is dedicated to service of humanity. Hence, bhandaras are a regular feature at the ashram. Each day hundreds of people — rishikumars, brahmacharis, sadhus and others in need — are fed by the ashram.

Frequently when people perform sacred pujas or celebrate auspicious ceremonies, they also choose to follow that with a bhandara to feed the needy. In those cases, large bhandaras are held – sometimes in the main hall and sometimes on the Ganga ghat – where hundreds and hundreds are fed.